Notable mistakes from a year of astounding mainstream press bias and incompetence.
The mainstream media was arguably the biggest loser of the 2016 presidential election. Time and again, the press engaged in unprecedented hackery in order to advance an agenda, and time and again they screwed up — big league.
The man responsible for causing most of the myriad unforced errors from the press corps was Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, now the president-elect. Trump drove the media crazy — crazy enough to make mistakes. They took their eye off the ball so much, they forgot what game they were playing.
The media became blinded by partisanship and lost sight of its primary function of serving as an impartial referee. The historic bias of the press drove them to make grand mistakes. They are the epic media screw-ups of 2016.
‘This Election is Over’
The problem with any journalist saying an election is over is twofold: One, it can affect turnout for one or both candidates. And two, it can easily be just plain in error amid the volatility of politics.